CHINA 888,000 people affected by typhoon in Henan

CHINA

888,000 people affected by typhoon in Henan

Xinhua

07:04, August 20, 2018

B4573B2B30396F877B1E2AF734F78746A3E51120_size47_w540_h423.jpeg

(Photo: China news service)

Around 888,000 residents in central China's Henan Province have been affected by Typhoon Rumbia, the 18th this year, according to the latest statistics released by local authorities.

As of Sunday noon, one person has been reported dead. Nearly 109,000 hectares of crops have been affected by heavy rain brought by Typhoon Rumbia.

The direct economic losses are estimated at 198 million yuan ($28.8 million) including 190 million yuan in agricultural losses.

Between Friday morning and Sunday morning, rainstorms have battered the eastern and northern parts of Henan, according to the provincial meteorological observatory.

Three meteorological stations have seen precipitation exceeding 500 millimeters, while daily precipitation has set records in eight meteorological stations in the province.

In the northern parts of the province, rainstorms will last in the daytime on Sunday and will move out of the province at night.

Local civil affairs departments have dispatched personnel to disaster-hit areas to evacuate and relocate affected residents and examine the damage.

They are also monitoring changes in the weather, river water levels, and disaster conditions.

Heavy rain and floods also disrupted train services scheduled to pass the province, according to Beijing railway authorities.


Related Stories

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue